Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA)

  • Qualifications for the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA)

    • Students with the MOST significant cognitive disabilities who meet all six eligibility criteria.
    • Participation determination is made annually by the student’s IEP team.
    • The decision is documented in section IV of the student's IEP.


    2020-21 PASA Testing Information
    Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) will serve as the new PASA assessment vendor for the 2020-21 testing cycle. 
    Students taking the DLM alternate assessment will be assessed in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics in grades 3-8 and 11.  The ELA portion of the assessment includes both reading and math. Science will be assessed in grades 4,8, and 11 in three domains: physical, life, and earth and space science. Assessment coordinators and district test coordinators are required to complete mandatory webinars prior to enrolling students in the new system. 

  • (2020-21) Test Window

  • 1% Threshold Federal Regulation Compliance

  • NOTICE - PASA Participation